jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Brown body with some ruby highlights. Tan, diminishing head. Sweet aroma of toasted malts, toffee, caramel and nuts. Just a hint of milk chocolate. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Nutty, chewy taste, but also a slight metallic aftertaste. Medium body, watery texture and average carbonation. Straight-forward brown ale that lacks the creativity of Rogue or Dogfish Headís versions and the complexity of Goose Islandís or Bellís. Solid nonetheless.
Bukowski9 (128) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour,brown color with a decent head.Aroma was nutty with slight hop notes.Taste was nutty as well with a little roasted malt and some sweetness and hop bitterness.Decent.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at The Beer Engine Lakewood, OH. Pours a medium ruby red, almost no head and weak lace. Slightly watered down raspberry/tangerine taste with a thin mouth feel. Not an outstanding nut brown but itíll do.
benself (11) - gardendale, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very decent, run-of-the-mill nut brown ale. Good malt sweetness, but not much personality. Slightly more hops than usual for this style, very pleasant.
Drake (6483) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Rated a bad bottle originally, so Iím not inclined to mention that score. This time re-rated at Beer Run on draft. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of nuts, caramel and faint stone fruits. The taste is chocolate, caramel, citrus, hops and light toastiness. Medium bodied. Score almost double. Wow that bottle was bad.
lumpsowers (286) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark copper pour, low head, some lacing. Sour grainy aroma. Low carb, woody caramel flavor, with a sickingly sweet taste. Some phlegmy in the throat. A bit of nut, and a low sour artificial flavor, somewhat unpleasant, but doesnít destroy the beer. Decent.
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Flavor is slightly sweet and nutty, very malty. Pretty good, and might I add better than Kentucky Ale.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a thin off white head. Smells nutty and earthy. Tastes watery and earthy with some sweetness on the finish.
jkwalking05 (2350) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red to brown in color. Head is almost tan and decent. Nutty very nutty with some hops to balance in the nose. Taste is sweet, maple syurp like, nutty, and sort of watery.
Lowe1983 (1297) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, nuts, and caramel malts. Flavor is more roasted then I expected, chocolate and nuts come out pretty strong. Slight bitter finish that doesnít really linger. Better then what I thought it was going to be.